Friday, 31 December 2010

Sad story - Happy 2011

For the people who are interested in the situation of my country: Portuguese economy

2011 will not bring better days...not for Portugal not even for Europe or for the whole World.

Happy New Year? Happy 2011? It's a change in a number, it's just a mark in our calendar.

At least one thing I ask for 2011 is for the people not to be pessimists (only talk about recession, wars, etc.) but "real optimists"!

At least let tomorrow be a Happy Day!

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Concerns or maybe not?

One more year...time is flying

Now people say that I have a mature age...
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Tuesday, 28 December 2010


I missed my mom's and grandma's food!

(But my weight is still the same...)

Friday, 24 December 2010

life here

Its been one week since have arrived in lisbon.
I had a week full of dinners and parties with family and friends and it's been great to review everyone.

Today and tomorrow I'll spend my Christmas in my grandma's house with all the family - that means lots of tasty food including the desserts (my grandma spends like 2 days making them).

On sunday I'll race in portuguese land in a 10k road run.

For now I wish all a Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Catchy song

For dance music and tennis fans...and for everyone else who wants a moment of fun!

Monday, 20 December 2010

A bicycle life

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Saturday, 18 December 2010

It's always good

..To be back!

As you already know I have already lived outside Portugal before and I like to know more and more places and meet different and new people.

And we can say loads of bad things about our country but it's still our country where we grew up, where our family and friends are - our roots!

...Home sweet Home...

Thursday, 16 December 2010


People just continue to do things that they know are not right for them. And they do it over and over again. Why do they just learn with their mistakes?
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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

I deserved it

After nearly 3 months of work I have now 1 month of holiday - to see my family and my friends back in Portugal!

I can smell Christmas...

Monday, 13 December 2010

Bike is better!

Bike vs Motorbike: who won?

of course!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

For the future

Today was the day of the Portuguese Triathlon Awards. I was invited to receive an award but unfortunately I couldn't go know it...

I don't like to show results or times in my website. Sometimes they are important but most of all I have fun doing what I do. 

This was a different year. I wanted to go for other challenges so I started in long-distance triathlon and that's where I feel better so where I want to continue in the future. 

It's hard to believe but I was the Portuguese Sub-23 Long-Distance Champion.  

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A Runner's High

A Runner's High by Ben Redmond from Mishmash on Vimeo.

And somehow this is running...

Thursday, 9 December 2010

He's not afraid

Only 30 meters...

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

For the english

Do I look like Spanish?

(noone asks me if i come from Portugal...)
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Sunday, 5 December 2010


Another big help for next season!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

I am pure, are you?

So for now on I will have the help of 2pure. It is the distributor in the UK of brands like Clif Bar or Crank Brothers.

Thank you guys!

Friday, 3 December 2010


Sometimes we look for answer that are too complicated but then their just in front of our eyes.

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Thursday, 2 December 2010


While the snow, ice and cold weather as come to stay - some pics of my university here: UEA with Snow and I will post some pics of my house and the sorroundings soon - and the homeworks are being done, I have been preparing my season for 2011.

According to my plans I will have exams during May and June and my final dissertation will have to be handed by 31st of August however I hope to train and race during that time (I can do both things if I will be organized)

And here are some of the races I will be doing next year (first of the first drafts, I'm still planning a lot of things including travels to Portugal):

Windsor Winter Series Duathlon - Sprint - 27 February
Lisbon International Triathlon - Half-Ironman Distance - 30 April - ?
TriGrandPrix UK - Half-Ironman Distance -22 May - Already Registered!
Fritton Triathlon - Olympic - 12 June
Big Cow Man - Half-Ironman Distance - 3 July
Antwerp 70.3 - Half-Ironman Distance - 24 July - ?

The biggest goals for next season are to improve my bike skills and to manage to bring all the effort from training to race-day!